Monday, October 29, 2018

October - Week 44 - Wyoming - the Equality State

44 Wyoming
Date admitted to the US – July 10, 1890
Postal abbreviation – WY
Capital – Cheyenne
Area – 97,813.2  [10th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 563,626 [50th largest - smallest - in the US]
Population density per square mile – 5.8 [49th largest in the US]
Area codes – 307
Zip codes – 82001 - 83414
Number of counties – 23
State nickname –  The Equality State
State motto – Equal Rights  

State Flag of Wyoming
Fun facts
-Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
-Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872). The majority of Yellowstone Park lies within the boundaries of Wyoming.
-Devils Tower is the first National Monument (1906)
-Wyoming leads the country in coal production as of 1994 with 3 million tons per week.
-The Red Desert in south central Wyoming drains neither to the east nor to the west. The continental divide splits and goes around the desert on all sides leaving the basin without normal drainage. 

Law Schools
-University of Wyoming College of Law

Military facts
Military bases

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